eternal light Strickland's go-to source for antique lighting is Sandy Springs Galleries, which "merges the old with the new for finely crafted, yet functional lighting that exudes a sense of history and timelessness." He used the company's fixtures in the home shown. Sandy Springs Galleries, 770.386.3010; www.sandyspringsgalleries.com.
storyteller Never underestimate the importance of good hardware, the designer says. It's "a small detail but the first and last thing that is told to us about a home or building." Rocky Mountain casts its products from bronze and applies various old world finishes. Rocky Mountain Hardware, 888.788.2013; www.rockymountainhardware.com.
downright upright "When columns are done right, nothing expresses the interrelationship between function, form, and beauty more elegantly," Strickland says. Chadsworth, he adds, understands the correct cannons of proportion. Myriad wood and stone products are available. Chadsworth Inc., 800.265.8667; www.columns.com.